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26th Marine Expeditionary Unit

A Certain Force in an Uncertain World

Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
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26th MEU Change of Command Ceremony 26th MEU change of command

By Lance Cpl. Joshua W. Brown | July 10, 2014

The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit conducted a change of command ceremony formally recognizing the transfer of command from Col. Matthew G. St. Clair to Col. Robert C. Fulford, aboard Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, June 25, 2014.  The ceremony featured the 2nd Marine Division Band and guest speaker Maj. Gen. Raymond C. Fox, the commanding general of MORE
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26th MEU NCO led PT 26th MEU Marines bring up their motivation, exercise their esprit de corps

By Lance Cpl. Joshua W. Brown | June 09, 2014

The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Marines and sailors conducted a noncommissioned officer led physical training session Tuesday.   Physical fitness is a part of every Marine’s life. Fitness is gauged during the physical fitness test, annually required and converted into a score used to determine a Marine’s potential for promotion.  Cpl. Brian P. MORE
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Cleveland native uses Corps as base to engineering future Cleveland native uses Corps as base to engineering future

By Lance Cpl. Joshua W. Brown | June 09, 2014

Marque Avery recalls making the choice to join the military when he was in second grade. The Cleveland native contemplated joining the Army while he was in high school and opted to join the Marine Corps instead when he learned the Marine recruiter could make his dream come true sooner.  Avery, a supply clerk assigned to the 26th Marine MORE
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Since World War II, in nearly every crisis, the United States Marine Corps has deployed projection forces, with the ability to move ashore with sufficient sustainability for prolonged operations. These forces have been organized into Marine Air Ground Task Forces (MAGTF), a combination of air, ground and support assets. MAGTFs are established for specific missions, or in anticipation of a wide range of possible missions. Combining air, ground and logistic assets maximizes the combat power of each of the war fighting elements. MAGTFs have long provided the United States with a broad spectrum of response options when U.S. and allied interests have been threatened and in non-combat situations that require instant response to crisis. Selective, timely and credible commitment of air-ground units have, on many occasions, helped bring stability to a region and sent signals worldwide to aggressors that the United States is willing to defend its interests, and it is able to do so with a significantly powerful force on extremely short notice.